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Lot No. 298

Auction No. 26
Category World
    Collections, Accumulations and Selections
Est. $500
Status SOLD $500



Middle East "Paquebot Mail from the Middle East After 1945" Exhibition collection written up on 45 pages (3 frames). Range of covers & postcards posted by crew & passengers to connect with flights via ports of Galata, Izmar (Turkey), Rhodes, Limassol, Beirut, Haifa, Port Said, Port Taufiq & Ports of Aden, Basrah, Kuwait, Dubai & Bahrain. Exhibit explains the rates and procedures for postings at sea & specifically through the Middle East & Egypt in particular. Noted GB 2½d Coronation tied by Paquebot Port Said "Maiden Voyage Posted at Sea" & oval "1st Class Bureau SS Arcadia" h/s's plus similar cachet on GB ½d x3 (1954) addressed to USA with "Iberia" h/s & on 6d airletter (1959). Paquebot strikes for Port Taufiq, Aden, Djibouti, Bahrain & Basra all en route to airport connections. Others are airmail covers posted by passengers at sea through Red Sea to various destinations but all with Port Said or Port Taufiq "Paquebot" strikes. Obviously many ship cachets plus odd instructional markings eg "Via Kuwait Persian Gulf". Fine throughout & viewing highly recommended. Ex Ross Wood. (91 items)